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Self-Organization of Atoms along a Nanophotonic Waveguide

Chang, D. E. and Cirac, J. I. and Kimble, H. J. (2013) Self-Organization of Atoms along a Nanophotonic Waveguide. Physical Review Letters, 110 (11). Art. No. 113606. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.113606.

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Atoms coupled to nanophotonic interfaces represent an exciting frontier for the investigation of quantum light-matter interactions. While most work has considered the interaction between statically positioned atoms and light, here we demonstrate that a wealth of phenomena can arise from the self-consistent interaction between atomic internal states, optical scattering, and atomic forces. We consider in detail the case of atoms coupled to a one-dimensional nanophotonic waveguide and show that this interplay gives rise to the self-organization of atomic positions along the waveguide, which can be probed through distinct characteristics in the reflection and transmission spectra.

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Additional Information:© 2013 American Physical Society. Received 24 November 2012; published 15 March 2013. The authors thank J. Muniz, D. Alton, O. Painter, and H. Ritsch for helpful discussions. D. E. C. acknowledges support from Fundació Privada Cellex Barcelona. H. J. K. acknowledges funding from the IQIM, an NSF Physics Frontier Center with support of the Moore Foundation, by the AFOSR QuMPASS MURI, by the DoD NSSEFF program, and by NSF Grant No. PHY-1205729. J. I.C. acknowledges funding from the EU Project AQUTE.
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Deparment of Defense (DoD) NSSEFF programUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:11
Classification Code:PACS: 42.50.Wk, 37.10.Jk
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